Laver Cup 2017: Rafael Nadal’s first practice in Prague [PHOTOS]

Rafael Nadal arrived in Prague today and had his first practice on an innovative black court of 2017 Laver Cup. Here are a few photos.


PHOTOS: Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer happy to play doubles at Laver Cup

Rafael Nadal is in Prague, with the days counting down ahead of the first-ever Laver Cup.

The three-day competition kicks off Friday, pitting a team of the best six European players against the top six from the rest of the world, captained by tennis legends Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe. The tournament is to honor Rod Laver, an 11-time major champion who won two calendar-year Grand Slams. It will include three singles and one doubles match every day.

Rafa and Roger were clear about their choice of a possible partner. Roger said he “would love” to play with Rafa, while Rafa said “it would be amazing” to join Roger. Europe captain Bjorn Bjorg has yet to decide and were the pair to compete together it would unite two of the modern game’s greatest players.

Source: The Associated Press

Rafael Nadal’s MCY Campaign: See HOT Behind-The-Scenes Pics

Photos from Rafael Nadal’s new campaign for Monte Carlo Yachts are all over Instagram. It sees our champ on his beautiful yacht Beethoven in Mallorca – see them all bellow.

PHOTOS: Rafael Nadal and girlfriend Maria Francisca Perello shine at Cannes Yachting Festival

The Cannes Yachting Festival has become, over the years, Europe’s largest floating boat show and one of the leading events in the world.Rafael Nadal and his girlfriend Maria Francisca Perello were there to visit the Monte Carlo Yachts stand in Cannes. Here are a few photos.

Rafael Nadal comes back home after winning US Open

Rafael Nadal was joined by his girlfriend Maria Francisca Perello, parents Ana Maria and Sebastian, sister Maria Isabel, coach Carlos Moya and the rest of team at the airport in Palma de Mallorca. Many fans and reporters were there just to see a 16-th time Grand Slam champion.

PHOTOS: Rafael Nadal defeats Kevin Anderson to win US Open

World number one Rafael Nadal has beaten Kevin Anderson 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 to win the 2017 US Open. It’s Rafa’s 3rd title in the event and his 16th major tournament triumph overall, which is astonishing.

Throughout the game, Rafa had seven aces and 23 unforced errors. He definitely showed he was the No. 1 ranked men’s tennis player in the world. He broke Anderson’s serve twice in the first set, the 7th and 9th games to win it 6-3. He continued in the same style in the next two sets – unstoppable. Our champ lost just 15 points on serve in the entire match, did not face a break point and won all 16 points he finished at the net. Wow!

It is a very special two weeks for me, but first I want to say congratulations to Kevin who has come back better than ever after some tough injuries. You are a great example to all the players on tour.

It’s just unbelievable what happened this year. After a couple of years with some troubles, injuries, sometimes playing not good – since the beginning of the season it has been very, very emotional. To close the Grand Slam year with a win in New York, brings me to a higher energy because the crowd is unbelievable here.

On Uncle Toni: I can’t thank him enough for all the things he did for me. Probably without him I would never be playing tennis and it’s great I had somebody like him pushing me all the time.

(via BBC)

Congratulations Rafa! 

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PHOTOS: Rafael Nadal beats Juan Martin del Potro and will face Kevin Anderson in US Open final

Rafael Nadal will face Kevin Anderson in the final of the US Open after beating Juan Martin del Potro 4-6, 6-1, 6-3, 6-2 in his Flushing Meadows semi-final.

After the match, Rafa said:

It means a lot. It has been an amazing season of course after a couple with injures and troubles you know? To be back here in front of this amazing crowd, on this amazing court and to have the chance to fight for another title is so important to me.

I changed a couple of things after the first set. I was playing too much to his backhand and I knew that I had change and move him more and be more unpredictable. It worked really well and I am very happy.

When the rounds are coming, you know you have won a few matchs and you have confidence and know you are playing well. The last three matches have been very positive and this one was the best.

It will be very tough against Kevin. He has an unbelievable serve and is a great example for the kids in the way he has come back from injury. I have known him since we were 12 so I am very happy for him.”(via BBC)

After losing the first set Rafa came roaring back, winning nine games in a row and chasing down everything.

Our champ improved to 23-3 in Grand Slam semifinals, and he has now won his last four US Open semifinals. He will be bidding to win a third  US Open final on Sunday.

More to follow…